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** Pickle is so obsessed with fighting that he refuses to eat anything that won't attack him first.



* EyeScream: Doppo loses his right eye fighting against Yujiro. Later, during the Maximum Tournament, Koushou Shinogi attacks Shibukawa Gouki's eye as a last resort, but it was an already fake eye.

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* EyeScream: Doppo loses his right eye fighting against Yujiro. Later, during the Maximum Tournament, Koushou Shinogi attacks Shibukawa Gouki's eye as a last resort, but it was an already fake eye. The Death Row convict arc implies he lost his eye to Yanagi prior to the series.



* RealityEnsues: During the Pickle sub-arc, one character develops a fighting technique that allows him to perform unbelievably powerful punches, one of which even breaks the sound barrier. Unfortunately, we're given a rather bloody and gory explanation of why that should never happen.

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* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues:
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During the Pickle sub-arc, one character develops a fighting technique that allows him to perform unbelievably powerful punches, one of which even breaks the sound barrier. Unfortunately, we're given a rather bloody and gory explanation of why that should never happen.happen.
** Yujiro could potentially be killed with MoreDakka or just bombing where he stands but the casualty and repercussion since he is technically an allied nation to the United States means it's not worth it.


* BloodKnight: Yujiro, the five supercriminals. Most of Korakuen stars are fighting junkies as well, but have more regard for human life.

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* BloodKnight: Who the hell doesn't like fighting in this series. But Yujiro, the five supercriminals.supercriminals definitely are this. Most of Korakuen stars are fighting junkies as well, but have more regard for human life.


* LeftHanging: The anime only adapts the first series; the manga is still ongoing.


** Deconstructed for the convicts and especially Dorian who was a Kaioh long ago. Unlike Doppo who had absolute faith over his karate, Dorian never fully relied on Chinese Kenpo and learned several offhand techniques. It caused him to grow apart from Chinese Kenpo. He became stronger against weak opponents who can be easily manipulated like Kato and Suedo, but against strong and experienced opponents like Doppo who can see through his conniving techniques, he stand absolutely no chance of winning. If instead, had Dorian dedicated his life perfecting Chinese Kenpo techniques, he could have defeated Doppo. The fight between Doppo and Dorian is actually a lesson that learning several tricks is useless compared to learning one comprehensive technique and relying on it for survival. The other convicts for their are more brawler than martial artist who only relied on pragmatism, the threat they pose decrease fast when the martial artists become savy to their treachery and the convicts don't have any training to fall back on when they are out of tricks.

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** Deconstructed for the convicts and especially Dorian who was a Kaioh long ago. Unlike Doppo who had absolute faith over his karate, Dorian never fully relied on Chinese Kenpo and learned several offhand techniques. It caused him to grow apart from Chinese Kenpo. He became stronger against weak opponents who can be easily manipulated like Kato and Suedo, but against strong and experienced opponents like Doppo who can see through his conniving techniques, he stand absolutely no chance of winning. If instead, had Dorian dedicated his life perfecting Chinese Kenpo techniques, he could have defeated Doppo. The fight between Doppo and Dorian is actually a lesson that learning several tricks is useless compared to learning one comprehensive technique and relying on it for survival. giving as much to the art as you take . The other convicts for their parts are more brawler than martial artist who only relied on pragmatism, tricks they found useful to assimilate, the threat they pose decrease fast when the martial artists become savy to their treachery and the convicts don't have any training exhaustive katas or moves to fall back on when they are out of tricks.on.


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* YourMindMakesItReal: A lot of skilled combattant can imagine concept or opponents so well they take damage from it. Good for shadow boxing but less so when you can vividly see your opponent turn into a dinosaur or feel them slicing you with invisible katanas.


** Deconstructed for the convicts and especially Dorian who was a Kaioh long ago. Unlike Doppo who had absolute faith over his karate, Dorian never fully relied on Chinese Kenpo and learned several offhand techniques. It caused him to grow apart from Chinese Kenpo. He became stronger against weak opponents who can be easily manipulated like Kato and Suedo, but against strong and experienced opponents like Doppo who can see through his conniving techniques, he stand absolutely no chance of winning. If instead, had Dorian dedicated his life perfecting Chinese Kenpo techniques, he could have defeated Doppo. The fight between Doppo and Dorian is actually a lesson that learning several tricks is useless compared to learning one comprehensive technique and relying on it for survival. The other convicts for their are more brawler than martial artist who only relied on pragmatism, the threat they pose decrease fast when the martial artists become savvy to their treachery and the convicts don't have any training to fall back on when they are out of tricks.

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** Deconstructed for the convicts and especially Dorian who was a Kaioh long ago. Unlike Doppo who had absolute faith over his karate, Dorian never fully relied on Chinese Kenpo and learned several offhand techniques. It caused him to grow apart from Chinese Kenpo. He became stronger against weak opponents who can be easily manipulated like Kato and Suedo, but against strong and experienced opponents like Doppo who can see through his conniving techniques, he stand absolutely no chance of winning. If instead, had Dorian dedicated his life perfecting Chinese Kenpo techniques, he could have defeated Doppo. The fight between Doppo and Dorian is actually a lesson that learning several tricks is useless compared to learning one comprehensive technique and relying on it for survival. The other convicts for their are more brawler than martial artist who only relied on pragmatism, the threat they pose decrease fast when the martial artists become savvy savy to their treachery and the convicts don't have any training to fall back on when they are out of tricks.


* TookALevelInBadass: Most of Baki's friends are already certified badass to begin with during the Childhood and Maximum Tournament Arc, even though the five convicts are suppose to be one of the most dangerous threats are only there for the fighters to re-establish themselves as badasses on how they'll deal with them outside the arena.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Most of Baki's friends are already certified badass to begin with during the Childhood and Maximum Tournament Arc, even though the five convicts are suppose to be one of the most dangerous threats are only there for the fighters to re-establish themselves as badasses on how they'll deal with them CombatPragmatist outside the arena.


* TookALevelInBadass: Most of Baki's friends are already certified badass to begin with during the Prisoner Arc, even though the five convicts are suppose to be one of the most dangerous threats are only there for the fighters to re-establish themselves as badasses on how they'll deal with them outside the arena.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Most of Baki's friends are already certified badass to begin with during the Prisoner Childhood and Maximum Tournament Arc, even though the five convicts are suppose to be one of the most dangerous threats are only there for the fighters to re-establish themselves as badasses on how they'll deal with them outside the arena.


''Grappler Baki'' is the first series of the saga where we see Baki’s humble beginnings against the martial arts clubs and delinquents of his school and the start of his delve into serious training. Baki’s fighting foundations are established through his countless life or death battles against a litany of formidable opponents: from champion heavyweight boxers to yakuza bosses, from special ops soldiers deep in the war torn jungle to great beasts hidden in the mountains. All of these battles just steeping stones setting Baki up for his first serious fight with his father, the strongest man in the world, Yujiro Hanma, and beginning the years long feud between the two. Finally we see Baki having already distinguished himself as Korakuen’s foremost champion, enter into the “Maximum Tournament” where he will have to defend his title against a slew of powerful fighters from the heights of professional fighting to the bottom of the underworld, before facing off against the man who will become his greatest rival, [[spoiler: his monstrous half-brother Jack Hanma.]]

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''Grappler Baki'' is the first series of the saga where we see Baki’s humble beginnings against the martial arts clubs and delinquents of his school and the start of his delve into serious training. Baki’s fighting foundations are established through his countless life or death battles against a litany of formidable opponents: from champion heavyweight boxers to yakuza bosses, from special ops soldiers deep in the war torn jungle to great beasts hidden in the mountains. All of these battles just steeping stepping stones setting Baki up for his first serious fight with his father, the strongest man in the world, Yujiro Hanma, and beginning the years long feud between the two. Finally we see Baki having already distinguished himself as Korakuen’s foremost champion, enter into the “Maximum Tournament” where he will have to defend his title against a slew of powerful fighters from the heights of professional fighting to the bottom of the underworld, before facing off against the man who will become his greatest rival, [[spoiler: his monstrous half-brother Jack Hanma.]]


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%%%%%* * AHandfulForAnEye: Quite frequent, particularly during the Evilest Criminal arc for obvious reasons. Notably, ''flung blood'' is the most common example, what with the buckets of it gushing everywhere.



** Pickle, being a caveman with little knowledge about the concept of concent, raped a female reporter, who wanted to interview him. In front of television cameras.

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** Pickle, being a caveman with little knowledge about the concept of concent, consent, raped a female reporter, who wanted to interview him. In front of television cameras.



*SaveTheVillain: An inversion that turns into a straight example. After [[spoiler: Retsu]] is knocked out before he can finish Doyle, a death-row criminal, off, Doyle starts walking away...and then returns to ward off a pair of thieving mobsters and a dog from [[spoiler: Retsu's]] unconscious body. He eventually ends up standing watch to the point of bleeding out... Which leads [[spoiler: Retsu]] to play this trope straight and rush him to hospital to [[IOweYouMyLife repay him for his kindness.]]



** Kinda averted and played straight. The Hanma's back muscles are referenced in old legends because they were developed only by combat training, so anyone so devoted could get them. But there are a ''lot'' of references about the strenght into the "Hanma's blood".
*** Grandpa yuichiro Hanma was the same as his son and grandson. He gave the United States in WWII hell single-handedly. On top of that, a '''hieroglyphic''' shows a man with the "Oni's Face" back muscles as well. Apparently, the Hanma bloodline goes back millenia.

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** Kinda averted and played straight. The Hanma's back muscles are referenced in old legends because they were developed only by combat training, so anyone so devoted could get them. But there are a ''lot'' of references about the strenght strength into the "Hanma's blood".
*** Grandpa yuichiro Yuichiro Hanma was the same as his son and grandson. He gave the United States in WWII hell single-handedly. On top of that, a '''hieroglyphic''' shows a man with the "Oni's Face" back muscles as well. Apparently, the Hanma bloodline goes back millenia.


* TookALevelInBadass: Most of Baki's friends are already certified badass to begin with during the Prisoner Arc, the even though the five convicts are suppose to be one of the most dangerous threats are only there for the fighters to re-establish themselves as badasses on how they'll deal with them outside the arena.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Most of Baki's friends are already certified badass to begin with during the Prisoner Arc, the even though the five convicts are suppose to be one of the most dangerous threats are only there for the fighters to re-establish themselves as badasses on how they'll deal with them outside the arena.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Most of Baki's friends are already certified badass to begin with during the Prisoner Arc, the even though the five convicts are suppose to be one of the most dangerous threats are only there for the fighters to re-establish themselves as badasses on how they'll deal with them outside the arena.


* ActorAllusion: A couple of them in the Latin American Spanish dub:
** It's not the first time we hear Creator/JoseAntonioMacias (Retsu Kaioh in the 2018 series) [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf voicing a Chinese guy]] [[spoiler:with lots of weapons under his sleeves]].
** Likewise, it's not the first time we hear Idzi Dutkiewicz (Doyle in the same version) [[Film/IronMan voicing a guy]] [[spoiler:with lots of gadgets at his disposal]].



* ArtisticLicenseLaw: There's no death penalty in U.K., as it was abolished since the 70s, much less for electric chair as it was never used there, and less so in Scotland, as the last execution there was done in 1963, making Doyle's attempt of executing him very out of place, as that punishment is used mainly in the U.S.

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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: There's no death penalty in the U.K., as it was abolished since the 70s, much less for electric chair as it was never used there, and less so in Scotland, as the last execution there was done in 1963, making Doyle's attempt of executing him very out of place, as that punishment is used mainly in the U.S.

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* ComicBookTime:
** None of the characters seem to look any different one bit, especially Yujiro who actually fought against both military and the Vietcong during the Vietnam War while he was 16 years old.
** In the spinoff Manga ''Baki Gaiden - Kenjin'', Doppo doesn't seem to look like has aged at all even though he actually met Yuichiro Hanma the father of Yujiro Hanma; aside from not having any facial scars or losing an eye yet when he's still in his prime as a fighter.

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* RedEyesTakeWarning: Most characters sports red glares in their irises when going face to face against in opponent signifies their violent intent.

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